07/25/2019 at 18:31 •
After lots and lots of iteration, here's the full assembly process! No screws, adhesives, or external parts are needed.
The full headset takes about 7 minutes to assemble at a leisurely pace.
We'll be releasing a PDF of step-by-step instructions and more info. Stay tuned!
07/10/2019 at 04:28 •
After months of work, we’re excited to introduce our functional, 3d printable, standalone VR headset.
What you’re seeing in the video is a live stream from our headset, of a website (URL) containing WebVR content, which allows VR experiences to be both stored and accessed using existing Internet infrastructure.
The website receives your current position data from a web browser, which receives your position data from the headset.
The headset determines your current position via tracking cameras that use real world geometry (SLAM) to determine where you have moved relative to your initial position. This change in position is then applied to the position of the virtual ‘you’ in the VR experience.
14 printed parts. 4 cables. 3 boards. 3 18650 batteries. 2 biconvex lenses. 1 tracking module. 1 LCD panel.
The headset was printed using two Creality CR10’s and an Ender 3, all in standard PLA at 0.2mm layer resolution.
The assembly process requires no screws or additional fasteners. We designed a variety of mechanisms including friction fit pins and holes, rails and sliders, and a two step push-in-and-slide-to-lock to hold the headset together.
- Ship headset kits to Beta Builders
- Full open source release for Headset hardware and software
- Web platform development
- Top secret hardware development ;)